Sweden, (80th Birthday Silver Commemorative) 5 Kroner 1962
This Swedish silver commemorative 5 Kroner silver coin was issued in 1962 for King Gustaf VIs 80th birthday. You have the King on one side and Pallas Athena holding a shield and owl. The owl is a worldwide and ancient symbol of wisdom. We don’t know what happened but, the Swedish Mint melted 40% of the total mintage. So today, some 58 years later it is a rather difficult coin to find. The small group we have are in Extremely Fine condition with lots of lustre and rather attractive. Others might grade them higher, but Coincraft uses old fashioned grading. We have just 32 pieces in stock and they should go quickly.